Alcohol Enemas Get Tennessee Fraternity Suspended

By Andrew Lu on September 28, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Butt chugging? That's what the kids are calling it. Alcohol enemas are the new big thing on college campuses and frats, and apparently the practice is very dangerous.

Not sure that I get the appeal of sitting around with a bunch of guys and sticking rubber tubing... up there. But hey, whatever floats your boat fellas.

Anyway, the practice of alcohol enemas is disturbing to college administrators despite it being very gross, as it poses a serious health risk. Apparently, the anus gets filled with blood capillaries and vessels just waiting to sop up alcohol, reports CNN.

So when you stick rubber tubing up your butt and shoot beer up it, your body can absorb alcohol much faster. You're bypassing your kidney.

Allegedly as a result of butt chugging, a University of Tennessee frat boy was sent to the emergency room. The unidentified student had a blood alcohol level of 0.40, CNN reports. The student denied that he did the alcohol enema (early regrets?), despite several witnesses reportedly saying that he did.

Twelve Tennessee students were cited with underage drinking and one with disorderly conduct following the incident at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter house. Knoxville police say that tubing and materials used to give alcohol enemas were found at the scene. Maybe some unlucky city employee will be given the unfortunate task of combing those tubes for DNA to prove that the student was in fact butt chugging.

Anytime you hear of a practice like butt chugging and frats, you'll naturally think of hazing. However, both the frat and the university say that there does not appear to be any hazing. It was simply an alcohol-related incident, they say.

With other hazing injuries and deaths, the university may want to think of educating their frats and sororities on hazing and safe alcohol practices to possibly insulate itself from liability. Oh wait, campus reportedly officials met with frat and sorority leaders just a week before the alcohol enema incident.

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